Ch 40: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Enlightenment

About This Chapter

Designed to be used as part of your preparations for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam, this series of lesson videos will explain the ideas of the philosophers of the Enlightenment and how these ideas shaped the political and social world.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: The Enlightenment - Chapter Summary

In this series of short, engaging lessons videos our professional instructors will explain the motivations behind the Enlightenment, the ideas and people who came out of it and the effects of this revolutionary movement. Get all of the information you can in preparation for taking the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. Some of the topics that will be covered in this chapter include:

  • How the Enlightenment began and some of the central themes of its beginnings
  • Philosophers and philosophies of the Enlightenment
  • Effects of the Enlightenment on modern democratic thought
  • The growth of scientific rationalism during the Enlightenment and its effects
  • The significance of the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence
  • Historical documents that highlight the ideas of the Enlightenment and modern democracy

After each lesson, take the quiz that accompanies it to discover more about topics you don't understand. Then, use the video tags to return to and study the parts of the lessons that discuss these topics. After you have completed the lessons and quizzes of this chapter, take the practice chapter exam to determine if you are ready to answer questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam about the causes and effects of the Enlightenment.

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